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The United Nations says Nigeria lost an estimated 2.8 billion dollars in revenues in 2018, mainly due to oil-related crimes.
Six Russian sailors have been abducted by pirates off the coast of Benin, the Russian Embassy in the West African nation said on Saturday.
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) says Nigeria, and West and Central Africa face “disruptive and destabilising” new trends regarding drug trafficking, drug use and other crimes.
The Polish government has confirmed the release of the crew of a container ship, who were kidnapped by pirates off Nigeria in October.
Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, the Emir of Kano and Chairman, Qua Iboe Power Plant Limited (QIPPL), says one billion dollars is to be invested in the Power plant in a partnership involving Mobil Producing Nigeria.
A Danish shipping company said on Tuesday that a container vessel it has chartered has been attacked off the coast of Nigeria, and 11 crew members were missing.
Nigerian authorities on Monday said they were working to find and free 12 crew members of a Swiss-registered cargo ship who were kidnapped by sea pirates at the weekend.
Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Niger Delta and Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Prof. Charles Dokubo, has said the amnesty programme in the Niger Delta region remains a priority of the Federal Government.
Nigerian daredevil pirates have again come under global attention as they have been accused of kidnapping 35 seafarers from cargo-laden vessels in the Gulf of Guinea so far this year.
Oil giant, Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Limited, is liable to a $3.6 billion fine levied on it by the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) over a 2011 crude oil spill offshore on Nigeria’s coastline, a federal court has ruled.
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, has disclosed the readiness of Denmark to collaborate with Nigeria in stemming the tide of insecurity and corruption in the Gulf of Guinea, particularly, Nigeria.
Six foreign warships and 12 Nigerian Navy combat vessels exhibited their prowess in international maritime policing in a joint multinational navies maneuver, code name EXERCISE EKU KUGBE, which was held at the Bight of Benin.
Dr. Dakuku Adol Peterside, Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), has described security in the Nigerian Maritime domain as work in progress that requires the commitment of all stakeholders to ensure optimum safety of all investments in the sector.
Nigerian Navy (NN) acquired 173 assorted boats, including Epenal boats, Rigid Hull Inflatable boats and Hydrographic Survey boats in 2017 to boost its operations in the maritime domain, the Chief of Naval Staff, Ibok-Ete Ibas, said.
Following the rising spate of socio-political tension in the Gulf of Guinea, the National Security Adviser (NSA), Major-Gen. Babagana Monguno (Rtd), Saturday insisted on the leadership of Nigeria within the Gulf of Guinea given Nigeria’s critical and strategic role in Africa.
Nigeria’s downstream sector records a yearly income of 56 billion dollars, Mr Abayomi Awobokun, Chief Executive Officer, Enyo Retail and Supply Limited, has said.
Former Arsenal goalkeeper David Seaman has suggested Arsene Wenger could be the ideal replacement for Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea.
A member of the National Assembly representing Langtang South/Langtang North Federal Constituency of Plateau State, Hon Beni Lar, has cried out that her constituency is under siege of political thugs ahead of the rescheduled presidential and National Assembly elections holding on Saturday.
A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), and strong ally of President Muhammadu Buhari, Engr. Kailani Muhammad, has said that, the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, is desperate to be president of Nigeria.
Suspected herdsmen on Wednesday killed 16 persons and injured two others during an invasion of Ebete community in Usha council ward of Agatu Local Government Area of Benue State.
The National Bureau of Statistics on Friday released the Consumer Price Index which measures inflation. The index dropped to 11.37 per cent in January 2019.
Ekiti State Governor Dr. Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday assured workers of his administration’s commitment to regular payment workers’ salary for effective and efficient service delivery.
Ex–international Raphael Ndukwe has charged coach Gernot Rohr to give more opportunities to players who didn’t play the qualification matches to the AFCON as the team gets set for the tournament holding in Egypt in the month of June.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Kano State says it will commence distribution of sensitive materials across the 44 local government areas of the state on Wednesday.
The trial of the Founder of DAAR Communications Plc., Raymond Dokpesi, was on Wednesday stalled at the Federal High Court, Abuja, due to absence of his counsel, Chief Kanu Agabi (SAN).